Because Future Financiers is an online application, students have the opportunity to practice in the classroom before the competition.
Classrooms that participate in practice sessions consistently perform better during the competition. The students better understand the pace of the event, the need for teamwork, and the critical decision-making necessary to succeed.
The practices are a completely different simulation. It is an easier simulation using a completely different set of stocks to avoid the possibility that students may be biased in the actual competition.
The practices are manually-paced, allowing the teacher or classroom volunteer to pause during a practice to answer questions, make observations or pose questions to the group.